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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    I have not tried any brisa cloths, maybe slew can comment on it. From my understanding the piuma is the same thing only lighter weight
     
  2. Slewfoot

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    I like the Brisa stuff. I only have the RAF POW which I haven't worn much, but I like the spongy / stretchy quality mentioned above. For me, the just adds more comfort than the Minnis. We'll see how cool it wears come the Summer! I get the impression it will do nicely.

    Definitely looking forward to the Piuma! Hoping they do a light gray sometime.
     
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  3. badsha

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    Are there any photos of the Brisa or Piuma? I checked London Lounge and didnt see any photos.
     
  4. RogerC

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    There should be more than enough pictures of the Brisa, on the Piuma, Alden clearly said pictures would come along soon.

    Also, no longer unfunded, as off to Hong Kong tomorrow: one pair of morning trousers, one Worsted Alsport and one Riviera for the summer.

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  5. tchoy

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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What are your impressions of the fabric Choy?
     
  7. Fishball

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    Who's will be the HK tailor?
     
  8. RogerC

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    Peter Lee. I'm still quite happy with products and service.
     
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    Brisa is a 3 ply high twist cloth around 12-13 oz. It's similar to Minnis Fresco, both are tightly woven but Brisa has a much softer hand. It does feels lighter than the weight suggested, It drapes very well and doesn't crease easily, it's ideal travel cloth.

    As Slewfoot mentioned above it's much more comfortable to wear especially when it comes to trousers. I find the Minnis trousers rather scratchy. I haven't been able to wear the Brisa suit in the Sydney summer it's just too heavy but I find with our mild climate here I managed to use it for the other 3 seasons. Hopefully the new lighter weight Piuma will be the ideal summer cloth.
     
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  11. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    H&S Crispaire

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    Brisa Navy


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    Minnis Fresco

    Here are a few comparison shoes of the different Frescos, hope this helps.
     
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  12. Cantabrigian

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    Believe you mean high twist rather than tightly woven since they're both obviously pretty open, breezy weaves.
     
  13. tchoy

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    Tightly woven probably is the incorrect term. What I was trying to say is the cloth is quite dense for a open weave.

    I believe I got the navy Brisa from you some time ago, thanks for that it work out very well.
     
  14. ctp120

    ctp120 Senior member

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    Cloth experts:

    Interested in the name of the weave in coat 1 and plaid pattern in coat 2. Any help is appreciated.

    Sportcoat 1:

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    Thanks.
     
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    ctp120 Senior member

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    Thanks.

    #1 is definitely not a herringbone. Doesn't look like any donegal I've ever seen either, especially in texture, though I've never heard of a barley-corn donegal, so perhaps I'm only familiar with more common versions of donegals.

    #2 is obviously a check with a windowpane over it, but I wonder if this version has a particular name. I'm tempted to call it a gun club, but not sure if the check itself needs to be multicolored to qualify.
     
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  17. dieworkwear

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    Thought I'd share this: I've been corresponding with someone who reads my blog. I'm not sure of his background, but I believe he's a tailor. He certainly knows a lot about the trade.

    Anyway, we were talking about various shirting issues yesterday and he confirmed that sometimes - depending on who you get your shirting from and where you take it to be made up - you may want to preshrink your fabrics. His instructions:

    Thought it that might be helpful given people's earlier discussions on this topic.
     
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  18. mactire

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    Grand so, barleycorn Donegals aren't seen often these days but they do exist, the LL had one made by Molloy & Sons in Donegal. There are also pinstripes, houndstooths [houndsteeth?] checks and windowpanes made at various points.

    Can't help you with the name of the second one I too thought it had to be a small multicoloured check to be a gun club, but names differ greatly from place to place anyway.
     
  19. Straits FC

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    Has anyone had a suit made using the Harrisons Firefly range?Would really appreciate some pictures of it made up.
     
  20. RogerC

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    It actually looks more like a Russian twill than a barleycorn (although this is hard to identify without a close-up). They are not much different: Russian twill is the middle between barleycorn and herringbone.
     

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